An excerpt from the Vol. 16.3, BT Journal
B News – One Big Hole! The Grand Canyon
Stepping out our door, we’re greeted by a terrible nip in the air and a night sky a blaze with the lights from the heavens. Staring up, the breeze bites at our ears and hides some of the sky behind an incoming storm. We seek the shelter of our vehicle and coax the heat from its vents as we pull out and start down the rim. Nearly as far as your imagination will carry you, we see a hint of the day to come. The skies are dark and the beacon bacons us on to our perch on the edge. We get out only to be meet with an even colder wind and tiny snowflakes as we speed down the trail with cameras in hand. On the edge, the cold is simply painful with an ambient air temp of -9 and who knows with the wind. Then the sun breaks, the God beams stream towards us and any thought of cold is replaced in a heartbeat as the Grand Canyon comes to life in our viewfinders and hearts.
The one big ass hole in the ground is one of the most spectacular wonders any one let alone a photographer can witness. It might be just rock but it has a heartbeat, a soul and a rhythm of life that grabs you at your core and holds on tight. I have lost track how many times I had frozen, baked, been bored and lifted off my feet by that big ass hole. And I keep going back over and over again.
I have written about my photographic experiences in Grand Canyon only once. I have taken photographers there only once. It is one of those locales so special to us, I’m hesitant to share it with others though millions walk its rim every year. I writing about it again because I want everyone to go to the Grand Canyon and come back with the same soul changing experience I’ve been so fortunate to experience. I want you to go thinking more than f/stops and lenses but rather light and emotion. While it might be just rock, there is a soul that you need to incorporate into every click. A soul you need share so others who have not traveled to this national treasure want to go there as much as I do. Let me explain.
The Right Time to Make the Journey
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A preview from the Vol. 16.4, BT Journal
B News – The Birds of Summer
We in the lower 48 come to know peeps by their winter plumage: gray, brown and boring. But these same “boring” peeps turn into magnificent works of art when they leave our shores and go north to produce the next generation. Came along with me as we venture to their breeding ground of Churchill, Canada and explore this magnificent world of The Birds of Summer.
Coming this Summer!